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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 9, 2000

     The President today announced his intent to reappoint Marc D.

Guthrie and Kenneth M. Schoonover to serve as members of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board). This appointment will be effective in December 2000 when their current terms expire.

Mr. Marc D. Guthrie, of Heath, Ohio, is Executive Director and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Ohio, where he directs services and programs geared to the needs of the aged or differently-abled of Central Ohio. Previously, he has held office both as a member of the City Council of Heath, Ohio, and as a State Representative in the Ohio House of Representatives. Mr. Guthrie was twice elected by the people of Licking County, as a County Commissioner, where he served a term of one year as President of the County Commissioners and Engineers of Southeastern Ohio. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for service and leadership within the community, including the Outstanding Legislative Accomplishments award from the Ohio Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Education, for sponsoring an Early Intervention Program for handicapped pre-school children. Mr. Guthrie received an A.A. from Ohio Dominican College.

Mr. Kenneth M. Schoonover, of Lansing, Illinois, is Vice President of Codes and Standards at the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), an organization committed to the harmonization of the federal and private sector accessibility codes and standards. He is responsible for administration of BOCA's involvement in the international Code Council's (ICC) code development process that produces the ICC International Building Code. In addition, he oversees the development of relevant technical assistance materials for the family of ICC International Codes. Since joining BOCA in 1973, he has served as Manager of Technical Services, Chief Engineer of Code Development and Interpretations, Senior Staff Engineer and Staff Engineer. He serves as Chair of the American National Standards Institute A117 Accredited Standards Committee, which is responsible for creating consensus standards on accessibility of buildings and facilities. He received an A.A.S. and a B.S. degrees from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an M.B.A. degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is an independent federal agency with a governing board of 25 members. The Access Board establishes minimum guidelines for accessibility under the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Board also provides technical assistance on architectural, transportation, and communications access.